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The Harman Kardon DVD 38 is a DVD audio/video player offered by Harman / Kardon which featured HDMI connectivity.

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Pros

Signature Harman Kardon audio quality--sounds great with a high-end sound system.

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Remote control is backlit and comes included with batteries.

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Comprehensive audio codec and format support.

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Solid DVD upscaling performance--picture looks crisp and clear.

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Thin, modern visual aesthetic looks great.

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Cons

Doesn't come packaged with a remote--the remote is packaged with the matching receiver.

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DVD playback ability tends to stop working properly after about a year of use.

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Even at its best, DVD playback isn't always a smooth affair--playback tends to temporarily freeze at least once per movie viewing.

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The Harman Kardon DVD 38 is a DVD audio/video player offered by Harman / Kardon which featured HDMI connectivity. It is capable of producing 720p or 1080i playback through its Simplay HD certified HDMI output. It is capable of playing 5 inch or 3 inch DVD-Video or DVD-Audio, standard-conforming DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, VCD, CD, CD-R or CD-RW discs, and can also handle MP3, WMA, JPEG and Kodak Picture CD formats. The included remote is backlit for easy use while watching a movie in a dark room. For connectivity, there are coaxial and optical digital audio outs, 2-channel and 6-channel analog outs, HDMI, composite, s-video and component outputs. Along with remote control, the DVD 38 comes with batteries, HDMI cable, A/V cables, s-video cable and mini-plug remote interconnect cable.

Specifications
  • Applicable Discs :    Disc formats: 5-inch (12cm) or 3-inch (8cm) DVD-Video or DVD-Audio, standard-conforming DVD-R, DVD+R, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, VCD, CD, CD-R, CD-RW or MP3 discs
  • Region Code: DVD-Video discs with Region Code 1 or 0 only
  • DVD layers: Single side/single layer, single side/dual layer, dual side/dual layer
  • Audio formats: DVD-Audio MLP lossless, linear PCM, MPEG, Windows Media 9, Dolby Digital or DTS audio discs
  • Still-image format: JPEG 
  • Video Signal System :  NTSC
  • HDMI Output (Video): 480p, 720p, 1080i
  • HDMI version 1.0-compliant
  • HDCP version 1.1-compliant
  • Composite Video Output : 1V p-p/75 ohms, sync negative polarity
  • S-Video Output : Y/Luminance: 1V p-p/75 ohms, sync negative polarity
  • C/Chrominance: 0.286V p-p
  • Component Video Output (Y): 1V p-p/75 ohms, sync negative polarity
  • Component Video Output (Pr): 0.7V p-p/75 ohms
  • Component Video Output (Pb): 0.7V p-p/75 ohms
  • Analog Audio Output: 2V RMS (1kHz, 0dB)
  • Frequency Response: DVD (linear PCM): 2Hz – 22kHz, +0/–0.5dB (48kHz sampling)
  • Frequency Response: DVD (linear PCM): 2Hz – 44kHz, +0/–1.5dB (96kHz sampling)
  • Frequency Response: DVD (linear PCM): 2Hz – 88kHz, +0/–0.5dB (192kHz sampling)
  • Frequency Response: CD: 2Hz – 20kHz, +0/–0.5dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105dB (A-weighted)
  • Dynamic Range: DVD: 100dB (18-bit)/105dB (20-bit)
  • Dynamic Range: CD/DVD: 96dB (16-bit)
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: DVD/CD: 0.0025% at 1kHz
  • Wow and Flutter: Below measurable limits
  • Power Requirement: 110–240V AC/50–60Hz 
  • Power Consumption: 1 Watt (on/standby)/13 watts (max)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 2" x 17-3/10" x 11-1/4" (50mm x 440mm x 285mm)
  • Weight: 6 lb (2.7kg) 
  • Carton Dimensions (H x W x D): 5" x 14-3/8" x 20" (127mm x 365mm x 508mm)
  • Shipping Weight (System, Accessories, Packing): 8.8 lb (4kg)
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